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287.7 sec. 001 - Civil Rights and Anti-Discrimination Law (Spring 2023)
Instructor: Kathryn Abrams (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
MTu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 170
From January 09, 2023
To April 25, 2023
Course End: April 25, 2023
Class Number: 32601
Enroll Limit: 40
As of: 08/24 11:03 PM
How does the law address inequality? This course probes the fundamental frameworks of civil rights and anti-discrimination law. Among the topics we will cover are discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, and disability, across a variety of social contexts (we will focus primarily on work and education, but will also touch on public accommodations, and governmental services). Students should leave the class with an understanding of federal statutory frameworks including Title VII, Title IX and the ADA, and their constitutional underpinnings. The course will also draw on critical legal theories, including critical race theory, feminist theory, queer theory and disability theory, to help us grapple with questions about the real-world consequences and limits of the current legal frameworks. Because the class emphasizes the application of civil rights law outside the workplace, it is designed to complement Employment Discrimination.
Constitutional Law is recommended, but not required.
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